More than 18 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, and dairy may be among the best options for diabetics looking for the perfect protein-packed snack.

According to an article by The Daily Meal, three dairy snacks make the cut:

  • Cottage cheese:
  • High-fiber cereal with low-fat milk:
  • Greek yogurt

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Dairy also plays a role in preventing type 2 diabetes.  From college students to postmenopausal women, numerous studies have found that dairy, including high-fat products and even cheese, can lower the risk of developing diabetes.